Director's VerdictIn an interview with Ukrinform, Marat Terterov spoke on how Russia’s military intervention in Syria has changed the rules of the game and threatens the balance of power in the region, as the strategic importance of the Middle East appears to decline in significance for the United States.
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July 22, 2015
EGF convened the 3rd high level experts seminar on "Exploring the Role of Economic Initiatives as Peace Building Tools in the Nagorno-Karabakh Context", in Tbilisi (Georgia). See details under “Forum in Progress”.
July 01-03, 2015
EGF attended the 17th PfP Consortium Annual Conference, "21st Century Conflicts: Opportunities for Cooperation", which was hosted by the Ministry of Defence and Sports of Austria, in Vienna.
March 26-28, 2015
EGF moderated a panel of the 11th workshop of the PfP Consortium’s "Regional Stability in the South Caucasus" Study Group on “Apprehending Status Shifts Over Time: The Quest for Strategic Patience in the South Caucasus”, held in Kiev (Ukraine).
George Vlad Niculescu,
Head of Research, the European Geopolitical Forum
EGF is excited to announce the launch of a new monthly information product, the Geopolitical Trends. Written by our long-time Head of Research, George Vlad Niculescu, it aims to fill a gap in complex, multi-optional coverage of key geopolitical trends in Eurasia. Each issue will delve deeply into current events, such as recent Russian/American actions in Syria and implications for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Please click here for Issue 1, covering Spring 2015
Please click here for Issue 2, covering Summer/Autumn 2015
- Thursday, 12 November 2015, 20:35
On 22 July 2015, EGF convened a further dialogue event between Armenian and Azerbaijani experts in its ongoing sequence on "What the South Caucasus Region Could Be: Exploring the Role of Economic Initiatives as Peace Building Tools in the Nagorno-Karabakh Context" in Tbilisi (Georgia). Similar to previous events of this nature held in 2014, the Tbilisi meeting unfolded in a constructive atmosphere and aimed to assess the role of economic initiatives in building peace in the Nagorno-Karabakh context. READ MORE
- Friday, 31 July 2015, 11:17
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EGF Guest Contributor
The outcome of Turkey’s recent parliamentary elections may partly reduce tensions in relations with Armenia, stopping the mounting hostile rhetoric of recent months. A normalization of bilateral relations should not be expected at this stage, but the trend of increasing cooperation in the humanitarian area, and in culture, tourism, and the media in recent years will likely continue. At the same time, some policies may need READ MORE
This article was first published by the "Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center" which holds the copyright for it.
- Friday, 19 June 2015, 16:59
Snapshot analysis by Ben McPherson, Principal Editor, European Geopolitical Forum
In May 2014 an important initiative, the Central Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone, or CANWFZ, was enshrined by the actions of five nuclear states—the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Russia—as they signed a Protocol agreeing to respect the non-proliferation framework. The idea has been discussed since at least 1993, when the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, proposed it at the UN General Assembly. READ MORE
- Monday, 2 March 2015, 15:25
EGF Affiliated Expert
The mounting tension over Ukraine has introduced numerous dangers to the security situation in the South Caucasus. These negative ramifications are further exacerbated by the fact that Russia holds the key to resolving conflicts in the post-Soviet realm, especially in the absence of greater Western assertiveness. But Moscow and Brussels are caught up in geopolitical competition over the region. READ MORE
- Friday, 16 January 2015, 16:30
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Ahmed Mousa Jiyad,
EGF Affiliated Expert
Following closely after the ground-breaking Turkey-Russia gas export/pipeline MoU announced last week, another agreement was publicized between the Iraqi government and the KRG that could send additional KRG gas to Turkey. Some argue that, if the KRG ramps up and exports significant volumes, it could pose problems for Putin’s new plan. EGF Affiliated Expert Ahmed Mousa Jiyad explains why this is unlikely. READ MORE
- Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 10:54